On Thursday Arkansas’ two U.S. Senators and four Congressmen joined an amicus brief in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization lawsuit — a case that the ACLU says could “decimate” abortion in America.
The Dobbs v. Jackson deals with a law Mississippi passed in 2018 generally prohibiting abortion after the fifteenth week of pregnancy.
If the U.S. Supreme Court upholds this good law, it could provide an opportunity to overturn or roll back past pro-abortion rulings — and make it easier for states like Arkansas to prohibit or restrict abortion.
On Thursday Arkansas’ entire congressional delegation joined an amicus brief supporting Mississippi’s pro-life law.
The brief argues it is time for the courts to let state legislatures and Congress make their own laws governing abortion, saying,
Mississippi’s case provides the Court a chance to release its vise grip on abortion politics, as Congress and the States have shown that they are ready and able to address the issue in ways that reflect Americans’ varying viewpoints and are grounded in the science of fetal development and maternal health. The States have expressed the desire to protect life through a burgeoning number of laws enacted to further the States’ important interests in protecting women from dangerous late-term abortion . . .
This is an important case that is expected to become a landmark decision in the fight to end abortion.
We are so grateful Arkansas has congressmen and senators willing to take a stand for women and unborn children.